Jewish homes in Volos targeted with antisemitic graffiti

According to taxydromos.gr, at least three residential buildings in the port city of Volos where Jewish people live were targeted with antisemitic graffiti in recent days.

Graffiti showing a Star of David and a swastika joined by an equal sign was found scrawled on the outer wall of a Jewish home. The perpetrators also wrote: “Jews = Nazis”. A Star of David carved into the wall of a building and antisemitic graffiti daubed on a shop were also reported.

Taxydromos reported that another two Jewish homes in Volos were targeted with antisemitic graffiti. The graffiti equating Jews and Nazis was even scrawled on the walls of the building where Taxydromos is headquartered, in an apparent attempt to intimidate the journalists who have reported on the recent antisemitic incidents in the city.

The Holocaust memorial in the port city of Kavala was defaced with black paint on the afternoon of 8th November, Kavala Post reported. There are no witnesses of the attack although the monument is located on a wide sidewalk area on a major street, next to a public parking lot. The spokesman of the Kavala Jewish Community and the Mayor of the city have condemned the vandalism in a statement.

The Holocaust memorial in Kavala suffered a major act of vandalism six years ago, when vandals used hammers to smash the marble coating on the memorial. It has been restored by the municipality of Kavala.

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